OK, made some calls around.
For a rebuilt perkins
4-108 from TAD, with full marine
accessories, minus starter and alternator
would run around 6900. Add 625 for a new intrrument panel and wiring
, senders, shipping
, starter, and a serpentine belt setup and it comes out to around 8800 usd.
The guy locally says he can do it cheaper from a place in Houston
, but when I called them directly, they hemmed about the price
, bu it sure was not cheaper. TAD gave me clear pricing, while this place in Houston
, diesel parts
, did not.
So how hard is it to remove and replace a diesel engine
? I know basicly how to do it, but never having done it... Is it a do it yourself job? I understand I might need professional help to line up the prop shaft, but everything I read says it shouldn't be to bad a job. The locals want $$85 bucks per hour to do it.
Long story but I do not trust them to do whats in my interest.